A Dallas-based real estate firm has selected Cleburne as one of the first locations for a new chain of senior assisted living centers called Heartis.Caddis Partners said it started construction this week on a 96-bed center on 15 acres on the east side of U.S. 67, between Woodard Avenue and Kilpatrick Street, a hilltop site that provides views of the surrounding countryside. It is expected to be completed in summer 2014.The 61,125-square-foot facility will have 54 assisted living units and a 35-bed memory care unit. It will also feature three interior courtyards and high-quality finishes, the company said.Matt Mattox, Caddis Partners executive vice president, said the company plans to add a Fort Worth location and others statewide.Bart Schaetter, a Caddis spokesman, said the company expects to close on land in north Fort Worth by the end of June.“We have six more communities under development and a goal of opening a total of 10 to 12 during the next 18 months,” Mattox said. “These plans demonstrate our strong commitment to the Heartis philosophy and brand.”Caddis Partners is opening a Heartis-branded center in Conroe in September, but it will be dedicated to memory care, Schaetter said.The company owns Orchard Park in Murphy, an assisted living and memory care facility north of Dallas, Schaetter said. It’s looking to develop a couple of Heartis locations in the Houston area, as well as in the Texas Panhandle and Central Texas, he said.Jason Signor, chief executive of Caddis Partners, said the Heartis communities will offer high-quality, high-value assisted living with many amenities.“We want prospective residents and their families to know that Heartis communities will be fun and inviting places where seniors can live life to the fullest while getting the care and support they need,” he said.Heartis communities will be developed and owned by Caddis Partners affiliates and managed by Good Neighbor Care, based in Eugene, Ore. Good Neighbor Care operates 20 assisted living and memory care communities in nine states. In Texas, it manages Orchard Park of McKinney, Orchard Park of Murphy, River Point of Kerrville and Three Forks of Forney. It will also manage a senior living community at Hillwood’s Alliance Town Center in far north Fort Worth under development by Hillwood and HealthCap, a Dallas-based private equity firm.In 2010, Caddis Partners joined with MedProperties Holdings in Dallas to develop the three-story Texas Clinic at Arlington medical office building at 400 W. Arbrook Blvd. Caddis sold the property about a year ago.
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